by Tim Urban (from the Wait But Why blog)
This article is in honor of a Pearl Runner co-founder and his wife welcoming a new baby last week!
If you have a name – or know anyone else that has one – you’ll love this article. It’s less “instructional” than it sounds, and more of an exploration into names and their trends over time.
The post is packed with delightful random facts. For example: Names that start with the same letters tend to peak in the same time periods 👇
At the very least, you’ll want to peek at the website he uses for research. Formerly called “The Baby Name Wizard” and now a part of Mom.com, it shows a ton of fascinating information about any name you can think of, including: graphs of popularity over time (all the way back to 1880!), country of origin, meaning, and current popularity ranking in your country.
If you just want to check out the name research site, we’ve got you covered:
For better or worse, I’m a sucker for ratings and reviews. I don’t watch or listen to much anymore without looking into what other people have said about it, which is why Rate House speaks my language.
What exactly is it? Think of a giant database like IMDb or Goodreads but with more media types, and it’s collaborative like Wikipedia. Basically, you can rate, catalog, discover, and discuss music, movies, TV, literature, games, and podcasts all in one place. One of our favorite parts are their curated lists that cater to your different media moods:
Check out Rate House here 👇
Feast your eyes upon these sick pics of trees, really not much else to say about this one! Our favorite? These windswept trees in New Zealand:
Check out the rest of them here 👇
Today we’re excited to mention a fantastic newsletter, The Land of Random. Every Monday morning, they send you an email with a bunch of cool stuff from all over the internet. Learn about cool new tech, marketing, AI, entrepreneurial ideas, and other random internet stuff in bite-sized bytes.
We love starting off our week with The Land of Random, and highly recommend subscribing, hope you enjoy!
First, last week’s poll results:
No one likes that guy who’s way too proud of preferring bone-in wings. It’s the same guy who scans everyone else’s wing scraps and berates them for leaving too much meat on the bone. Although we’re Team Bone-in, we’re determined to avoid becoming overbearing wing bros.
“There’s a greater than 50% chance I’ll purchase a new or used electric car before 2030.”
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